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If points were meals on Stack Exchange,
You'd do this, though it be strange.

It's in French when you're all viewing,
Too much boredom will be its undoing.

To check what you see, if you find me:
Pisan king, German river, instability.


Edit: Stiv has the right solution, but not the intended explanation for the last stanza. If anyone else gets this (it's quite complicated) and posts a second answer, I would upvote it.

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I think I almost have all the clues nailed down on this one, but am just missing a little something towards the end... The general idea behind this riddle is that:

Each stanza contains clues to words which conjure up ideas of REPETITION (hence the title: "Let's hear it once again").

If points were meals on Stack Exchange,
You'd do this, though it be strange.

If 'points were meals' you would REP EAT ('rep' = reputation, the currency of Stack Exchange).

It's in French when you're all viewing,
Too much boredom will be its undoing.

'When you're all viewing' - i.e. when you're part of an audience at a show - if you wish the act to be repeated, you would all shout "ENCORE", a French word meaning 'again'. ('Too much boredom' would not result in the audience shouting this - nobody wants to sit through something tedious a second time - hence it would 'be its undoing'...)

To check what you see, if you find me:
Pisan king, German river, instability.

There are two words hidden in this stanza. The word 'instability' clues that we are looking for anagrams connected to the phrases that go before it:

1. (Least sure of this one) Pisan kings of Greek mythology include Pelops and Oenomaus. Either of these could be described from their actions as an EGOMANIAC - a word which anagrams to COME AGAIN.

2. There are two rivers called the Oder which run through or along the border of Germany - this anagrams (in fact, reverses) to REDO.

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    $\begingroup$ You've got the right answer, and the explanation for the first two stanzas is as intended. For the last stanza, I'm very impressed that you've managed to find such a convincing alternative explanation! I can't say that it's wrong or doesn't fit, and maybe it's even better than my intended explanation of those clues (which is pretty ... indirect, maybe convoluted). Should I give you a hint about my intention for the last stanza? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jul 29 at 10:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor I didn't think I would have the last stanza exactly right (definitely the hardest part), so a hint about intention would be useful, as my mind is now stuck on what I've already done! Thanks :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Jul 29 at 10:24
  • $\begingroup$ It's only been a day, I think I'll leave it a bit longer and see if anyone else can figure out the last stanza - otherwise, will give you a hint to complete this answer :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Jul 29 at 12:45
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor Sounds fair. I'll see if anything else hits me... $\endgroup$ – Stiv Jul 29 at 12:46
  • $\begingroup$ Hint for the last line: split up the word and think periodically. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor 2 days ago

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