Wilma becomes a member on 1 Jan 2016, but does not renew at the end of the year.
(so throughout 2017, 2018, Wilma is not a member)
Wilma joins again in Jan 2019.
According to the documentation, CiviMember will find the original membership and change the start date to 1 Jan 2019 and the end date to 31 Dec 2019, and set the status to live (or new etc.)
This now looks like Wilma has been a member since 1 Jan 2016, but that's not the case.
Is there a way to have CiviMember create a new membership and leave old expired ones (i.e. those with "member: No" configured for their membership status) as-was?
There's a similar question that seems to be focussed on a WordPress/Caldera forms environment, but I'm asking about CiviCRM's native forms, hence the separate question.